Truck Collides with Brick Mailbox, Killing One

9:19 AM, Feb 11, 2008   |    comments
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LEXINGTON COUNTY (WLTX) – One man is dead and another is seriously injured after a pickup truck collided with a brick mailbox and rolled over in Gaston Saturday afternoon. According to Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman, John Murphy, of Gaston, was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on Sharon Church Road, in his Chevy S-10 truck. Murphy lost control of his truck and stuck a brick mailbox and rolled over. 54-year-old Jerry Hiott, of Gaston, was a passenger in the truck. He was partially ejected and died at the scene from injuries. Neither Murphy nor Hiott were wearing seatbelts. Murphy was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries. The accident is under investigation by the Lexington County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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